Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Painting for Today

"Atitlan Garden"
9" x 12" oil on canvasboard
I am finally having some extra time to paint from some of the photos I took about a year ago in Guatemala at Hotel Atitlan - where there are such lovely gardens! You can read about the trip if you scroll to August and September of last year on my blog archive. It was a wonderful opportunity for me. I still think of the trip often and practice all that I learned there with regard to painting with Kaye Franklin. If you haven't done a painting excursion with a 'master' I highly recommend it...it will change you. Thanks, Kaye! and thanks Kim (from last week's painting workshop - I am so inspired)...I (again) can't put my paintbrush down.

5 comments:

Mark Bridges said...

That's right on life like.

Pattie Wall said...

Right on!

Lorrie Drennan said...

Patti,

Your workshops are certainly paying off! OH my gosh! These last few of the New Mexico landscapes are outstanding!!!!

Pattie Wall said...

Hey Lorrie! I feel that I have lurched a little forward around the curve...amazing what inspiration you can glean from being around other artists. I am lucky I had the time to get the brush right into my hand when I came home from the workshop...it pays to practice what you learn, whatever it may be - asap. Right now, my muse is totally in sync with me. Thanks! BTW - LOVE those little grandtwins of yours - so cute!!!

Vern Schwarz said...

This is wonderful Pattie. Sounds like you were inspired and had a great time at your workshop, (which I would love to hear about sometime). This painting is so beautifully loose with some great highlights.